Modern Philosophy for Theology

Date Cancelled
College Regis College
Instructor(s) Mulrooney, Sean
Course Code RGT1114HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course is an introduction to modern philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. In the early weeks, each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical issue and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practising philosophical skills. In later weeks, students will lead discussions for the third hour. Throughout the course, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Derrida, Lonergan and Kimmerer.

Department Theological
Schedule Tue
Start Time 13:00
End Time 15:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement The MDiv students in the 3 Catholic colleges are required by the Vatican to take at least 2 courses in philosophy.
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Short Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Winter 2023